Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres. They range from the small-scale, derivative works of his youth to the full-fledged operas of his maturity. Three of the works were abandoned before completion and were not performed until many years after the composer's death. His mature works are all considered classics and have never been out of the repertory of the world's opera houses.
From a very young age Mozart had, according to opera analyst David Cairns, "an extraordinary capacity [...] for seizing on and assimilating whatever in a newly encountered style (was) most useful to him". In a letter to his father, dated 7 February 1778, Mozart wrote, "As you know, I can more or less adopt or imitate any kind and style of composition". He used this gift to break new ground, becoming simultaneously "assimilator, perfector and innovator". Thus, his early works follow the traditional forms of the Italian opera seria and opera buffa as well as the German Singspiel. In his maturity, according to music writer Nicholas Kenyon, he "enhanced all of these forms with the richness of his innovation", and, in Don Giovanni, he achieved a synthesis of the two Italian styles, including a seria character in Donna Anna, buffa characters in Leporello and Zerlina, and a mixed seria-buffa character in Donna Elvira.
To submit items for the Bulletin Board, send your event to email@example.com. JUNE 17. Rochester Croquet Club. 10 a.m. or 5.30 p.m. June 17, G&T SportsPark, 373 N ... 1 to 7 p.m ... 1 p.m ... “MozartMayhem” ... Presented by EastmanOperaTheatre. Enjoy an inventive, immersive twist to scenes and arias from three of the composer’s operas.
Some days are better than others in this job. Last Saturday was one of the best. I was lucky enough to take in an enchanting production of Mozart's "Magic Flute" as staged by the Ridgecrest OperaWorkshop in a jaw-droppingly beautiful backyard on loan for the occasion ... And it really is too bad ... This was an abbreviated version of a classic opera ... .
MN Opera’s Ryan Taylor... Earlier this year, Minnesota Opera President Ryan Taylor was on the phone with superstar mezzo soprano Denyce Graves ... And who probably has done more versions of this opera ... The opera did not go quietly into the plague year ... Bologne was a Black composer and a contemporary of Mozart who composed six operas during his lifetime.
The Ridgecrest OperaWorkshop is staging a free outdoor production of Mozart's "Magic Flute" 7 p.m ... See Ridgecrest Opera Workshop's Facebook page for a link to RSVP or go to https.//forms.gle/jKzNfSvhsX8vCwe97 ... The opera is a classic and considered one of the greatest ever written.
love songs from the world of opera featuring four soloists in selections from Mozart, Verdi and Puccini... A champion of contemporary music, Streisfeld will be, in this case, performing Mozart’s fifth violin concerto, subtitled “Turkish”; and the program will also showcase Franz Schubert’s fifth symphony.
I was told it was a feature documentary about opera and that it was highlighting LuciaLucas, the first transgender opera singer to perform a major work–Mozart’s Don Giovanni–in the U.S ... Of course, my love of Mozart was the cherry on top. The documentary features the first-ever transgender woman performing an opera lead in the U.S.
GarsingtonOpera, Bucks Until July 3 ... This Rosenkavalier is not only a tribute to the standards now achievable by the best of country house opera, but also to their resilience ... The black page boy is replaced by an impish lad in 18th Century finery – either Cupid, or maybe the boy Mozart – who reminds us that it’s all just entertainment.